Thursday, Jun. 03, 2010

Robin van Persie

Holland, Striker
Often referred to as RVP, the flying Dutchman is set fair for a successful World Cup as he's back to full fitness after missing most of Arsenal's season through a long-term ankle injury. Since his return, both his teams have benefited from his attacking play, as he's been scoring goals — and setting them up — for fun. Not that TIME would ever condone betting but you could do far worse than taking the 16/1 generally on offer on van Persie winning the Golden Boot. If that were to happen, RVP would become known as Holland's VIP.